Eileen Sylvan Johnson

Affiliation: Environmental Studies
Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies

Eileen Sylvan Johnson is Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies at Bowdoin College. She teaches environmental social science courses that integrate digital and computational technologies with a particular emphasis on spatial analysis, GIS and remote sensing. Her research focuses on community resilience and collaborative resource management, examining the role of decision support tools in informing local decision making. Her teaching and research emphasizes community-based research and her students engage actively with stakeholders in development of class projects and independent student research. 


  • PhD, Ecology and Environmental Science, University of Maine
  • MRP, Regional Planning, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • BS, Cornell University